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Apply to become the representative of doctoral students in the steering group for the digitalisation of research!Modified 2020-06-05 13:53


Steering group for the digitalisation of research

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2020-05-19 - 2020-05-27


2020-06-01 - 2022-12-31

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Would you like to get involved in planning the realisation of strategic goals concerning research, such as openness and impact? How about representing the views of doctoral students on the development of research and following the digitalisation of the largest university in Finland from a unique vantage point? Apply to become the representative of doctoral students in the University’s new steering group for the infrastructures of science and information and the digitalisation of research!

Two new steering groups are being established at the University of Helsinki to support the new measures to develop teaching and research through digitalisation that are taken in accordance with the University’s new Strategic Plan. In the upcoming years, the University is investing in development projects related to teaching and research that are considered important by the members of the University community themselves – projects whose success or realisation is important for the future of teaching and research.

The steering group on the digitalisation of research has three primary duties: 1) Acting as a preparatory expert group making prioritisation and decision proposals on the development of the university-level conditions for conducting research (in cases where their development requires or significantly benefits from digitalisation) 2)Assessing the University’s investment ability (in order to further digitalisation on the terms of research, not information systems) 3) Commenting on digitalisation projects that are taking place in faculties and other units and are included in the project monitoring portfolio (as well as on their possible expansion onto the University level)

The steering group also has the duty to ensure that the national-level digitalisation vision being currently prepared will be utilised in an appropriate manner at the UH. Doctoral students are represented in the steering group for the digitalisation of research by one member, who we are seeking with this call for applications. The term of the student member begins immediately and ends on 31 December 2022.

Free-form applications addressed to the Board of the Student Union should be submitted by 27 May 2020 at

The Student Union hopes to receive applications from people with as diverse backgrounds as possible. The following are considered as particular advantages for the applicant: 1) motivation towards representing doctoral students’ views in the steering group, 2) interest in research infrastructures and digitalisation, 3) experience of similar positions related to the representation of students or doctoral students.

For further information on the position and the application process, please contact Specialist in Educational Policy Jenna Sorjonen, tel. 050 325 5202, email jenna.sorjonen(at)